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Drøbak is an idyllic coastal town located along the Oslofjord, the town grew through its timber export business, which then brought shipping interests to the town. The old wooden houses with their neat rose gardens are an experience in their own right. In summertime, cruise ships come to visit Oslo almost every day. Often, as many as four or five cruise ships visit per day, in addition to all the regular traffic, and you see them all from Drøbak. Drøbak is a popular sea-side tourist spot and has mild / warm summers.

Drøbak is known for its many art galleries. The town has Christmas shop called Julehuset (the christmas house), and letters often end up in Drøbak from Europe. Drøbak Golf Club is very central and easily reached, just approx. 30 minutes drive from Oslo, Moss or Askim. The high quality, 18 hole parkland course is beautiful. Drøbak Golf Club is open early May to early October.

Oscarsborg fortress is situated on the shores of the Drøbak Sound, at the narrowest point of the Oslofjord. It was built to protect Oslo from possible amphibious attack. The oldest buildings present in Oscarsborg were built between 1846 - 1853. Oscarsborg and Colonel Birger Eriksen from Moskenes, who was commander of Oscarsborg Fort is best known for the sinking of the German warship "Blücher" on the 9th of April 1940, the day that Germany invaded Norway during the Second World War.

Oscarsborg Fortress is a jewel in the Drøbak Sound. In summer, Oscarsborg is perfect for families and for those interested in nature, culture and history. Oscarsborg Fortress Museum presents the history of the place and organises guided tours. There are plenty of activities for children. A safari through the subterranean tunnels below the fortress, obstacle courses, bathing beaches and crab fishing.

The unique surroundings of the fortress provide a fantastic arena for the theatre, opera and concerts which are organised during the summer season. At Oscarsborg you will find an art gallery, exhibitions, Hotel & Spa and a good selection of places to eat. In summer you can travel by ferry from Drøbak and Oslo, or arrive with your own boat to Oscarsborg Marina.


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